What a year 2014 has been, especially if you’re a member of Slowdive. 12 months ago they hadn’t played together for nearly 20 years, this year they spent much of the year playing to huge festival crowds followed by a North American tour. Their live dates conclude this weekend with two nights at The Forum in London.
As the world watched some middle-aged blokes boring everyone about a phone, a watch and a new U2 album last night, Slowdive played the last performance of their hugely successful 2014 festival dates in Switzerland.
Slowdive made their return over the last few days in London on two of the hottest days of the year so far. The band have without doubt the most obsessive fans of any band on Creation and to see so many people get to see them live again was amazing.
Slowdive last played live on 21st May 1994 in Toronto, now they have announced nearly twenty years to the day they will reform with confirmation of a show at Village Underground in London on 19th May.
The news follows last nights announcement they are confirmed on the bill for Primavera Festival in Spain later in May.
Further live dates will be announced in the coming weeks.
The reformation came about following conversations between the band over the last two years as Neil Halstead explains:
‘Initially we started talking amongst ourselves last year about making a new record, we were all keen to bust out the pedals again but figured it might be a good idea to do a few gigs this year to get back into the swing of things.’
Rachel and Neil played live together again for the first time in over a decade at last year’s Sonic Cathedral shows in London which you can read about by clicking here.
Tickets for the Village Underground show go on sale at 9am Friday 31st January via the ATP website.
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Several albums have been reissued this summer on vinyl from the likes of Slowdive, Teenage Fanclub and Primal Scream.
The albums have been repressed on 180-grams audiophile vinyl by Dutch record label Music On Vinyl whom have previously repressed classic albums from other acts such as Sly & The Family Stone, The Clash and Bob Dylan. These releases will be a great relief to many people as some of these have been hard to find for many years.
The first two albums by Slowdive are available to order. ‘Just For A Day‘ has just been released and will be followed on August 1st by ‘Souvlaki‘.
Teenage Fanclub’s 1991 classic ‘Bandwagonesque‘ was released last month.
Finally, ‘Exterminator‘ and ‘Vanishing Point‘ by Primal Scream have been released alongside the bands 2002 major label debut ‘Evil Heat‘.
All albums can be ordered by clicking on the album titles above.